UN AI Actions

AI for Good is organized in partnership with 38 UN sister agencies who actively participate and shape our programming by sharing valuable expertise and collaborating on joint sessions.

In 2019 the UN Chief Executive Board endorsed the ITU-coordinated UN-wide strategic approach and road map for supporting capacity development on AI, under the aegis of the High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP). The HLPC established an interagency working group on AI (IAWG-AI), co-led by UNESCO and ITU, to focus on policy and programmatic coherence of AI activities within the UN.

ITU has also issued the “Compendium of UN Activities on AI” as an overview of activities being carried out by the UN system. A joint effort between ITU and 37 UN agencies and bodies, all partners of the 2020 AI for Good Global Summit. The 2020 Compendium covers around 260 cases and projects run by UN agencies and bodies, in areas ranging from smart agriculture and food systems to transportation, financial services, healthcare and AI solutions to combat COVID-19.

UN activities

The UN compendium provides further details on UN agencies, members of the AI for Good UN Partners, experiments with AI to improve their response to global challenges.
Click on logo for each organization’s AI activities.

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This Summit can help ensure that Artificial Intelligence charts the course that benefits humanity and bolsters our shared values. The United Nations stands ready to be a universal platform for discussion together let us make sure we use AI to enhance human dignity and serve the global goods.

António Guterres
Secretary-General, United Nations
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